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College of Health Professions alumna gives back

Barbara Grecheck (M.S.‘79) moved to Richmond, Virginia, to study rehabilitation counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University after earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland. Looking back on her time at VCU, Grecheck recognizes the importance of an education that’s purposeful and prepares students to find their place in their field after graduation. She was excited to find this principle was front and center in her master’s program in the VCU College of Health Professions. 

“What I learned wasn’t just theoretical, it was practical,” Grecheck says. “Everything that was involved in my studies applied to what I would go on to do in my career.” 

Grecheck made her first gift to the college’s Rehabilitation Counseling Fund in 2017 and has contributed regularly ever since. The fund is flexible, so it can support the program and students to meet their changing conditions. 

“I hope that the VCU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling can use this money to fill any need,” Grecheck says. “I want to do what I can to help the program continue to improve.” 

Grecheck received federal financial support when she attended VCU. She hopes her gift now can help students on their way to careers in rehabilitation counseling. She especially wants to expand opportunities for interested students who might not otherwise be able to afford the program

“It’s important that there is opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford this kind of education,” Grecheck says. “These students should be a part of the future of this program and this field.”

To support the VCU College of Health Professions, visit support.vcu.edu/give/chp.